Junior Research Group: Digital Citizenship in Network Technologies


The junior research group ​"Digital Citizenship in Network Technologies (DICINT): The Formation of Opinion Homogeneity in Online Networks and its Effects on Civic Participation" was established in January 2018, being led by Dr. German Neubaum.

This group is located in the intersection of psychology, computer science, as well as communication studies and is part of the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science in the Faculty of Engineering.

Funded by the program "Digital Society" (Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia), this junior research group has a term of five years (Projektträger Jülich).

University of Duisburg-Essen

Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science

Junior Research Group "Digital Citizenship in Network Technologies"

Forsthausweg 2 (Building LF)
47057 Duisburg


January 07, 2021

Study on links between network homogeneity, populist attitudes and the belief in conspiracies

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January 04, 2021

New open access publication on political disagreements in social media

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August 18, 2020

New article on politically motivated tie building in social media published

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December 10, 2019

New article on opinion-based homogeneity on YouTube published in "Computational Communication Research"

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May 16, 2019

New research report on (political) homogeneity in online networks

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April 23, 2019

Talk by Dr. Brian Weeks on April, 29th

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February 11, 2019

New publication on the influence of social bots

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January 21, 2019

DICINT will present four papers at the ICA conference 2019.

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